Vs 13 - 14(a): My son, eat honey because it is good, and the honeycomb which is sweet to your taste; So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul...
These verses are really heart-warming as they show knowledge, God's wisdom - is as good as honey and as sweet as honeycomb is to the body - it is to the soul. A very good reason to seek it out. Consider honey and all its natural remedy properties. God's word is our 'spiritual' remedy for our soul!
Vs 17 - 18: Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; Lest the Lord see it, and it displease Him, and He turn away His wrath from him.
This is quite a hard one for me at the moment. In our situation, I truly believe that vindication is coming to us soon. The person who has caused much pain and devastation in the family, for us financially and in our business, and has put us through 4 years of hell - his day is coming soon.
|NOT what God is looking for!|
Vs 32: When I saw it, I considered it well; I looked on it and received instruction.
This verse is in the middle of an explanation by the author of seeing the property of a lazy person. He saw it, considered it, learnt from it, and received instruction. His conclusion was, that laziness leads to poverty.
- He observed,
- He absorbed,
- He considered, and
- He learnt from it!
My encouragement to you - lets learn from one another's experiences, and those of the people spoken about in the word (none of their stories are there for entertainment purposes) - and not make the same mistakes where possible.